DJ MAG ((((FACTS))))) REVIEW 8.5

‘Facts ‘ Def Pressé  8.5

Madison Washington’s ‘Code Switchin’ EP was one of 2017’s highlights, so it’s dead gratifying to hear them dropping totally new material already. ‘Facts’ is rugged and fuzzy as fuck, the vocals double-tracked until they reach a genuinely New Kingdom-esque pitch of groggy madness, the beats hitting those same divine pleasure-centers that the Son Of Sam album so thoroughly ravaged this year. Malik Ameer spits with a ragged anger and rage that’s utterly compelling — an essential tail-end farewell to another fantastic year in hip-hop. Diggit.

DJ MAG SINGLE OF THE MONTH = MONARCHY aka Royalty

MADISON WASHINGTON “Royalty” – Def Pressé   9.0

“Attacking hierarchies of all kinds, pulling a real sense of pride from standing outside of the corrupt games now swallowing politics and music alike, what’s always so gratifying about MW’s work is that mix between Malik Ameer’s light-speed scalpel-sharp rhymes and ThatManMonkz’ unerring ability to find beats and loops that give Ameer the space and the punch that he needs. If you’ve not got ‘Code Switchin” yet consider it an essential part of your exit-pass from 2017. Superb. ” -DJ MAG